Janet Schmelzer - Tarleton State University

Professor: Janet Schmelzer
Department: History
College: Tarleton State University
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: HIST3304
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Overall challenging course. Discussion boards are every week plus a quiz every week. The test are the killers of the course because even if you do good on everything else you can still not pass the class. She is also a tough grader on the discussion boards and you will have to respond to a minimum of 15 others in the class. Best advice avoid her
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: HIST1301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
AVOID AT ALL COST! She is the worst professor I have ever come across. Her class consist of 3 grades which are all exams. I had already taken HIST 1302 so I was set up to pass 1301. WRONG! She made the class so difficult. Lectures on barley anything that is on the test. Have to listen and write the whole time and pray you don't miss a word. BAD!
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: HIST1301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
This class is very difficult. The teacher only lectures on about 15% of the material needed for the exams. She is an extremely difficult grader and you WILL NOT pass if you do not read. You must give exact dates for her to give you points. there are no power points and she lectures the entire time. She takes weeks to get your grades back.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: HIST1301
  • Grade Received: D
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I had her for History and was miserable. No powerpoints are used. She just talks and you have to keep up with your notes. Our entire grade depended on 3 exams the whole semester.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: HIST1301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Prepare to fail
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: HIST1301
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
By far the WORST professor/person I have ever come in contact with, she is a disgrace to Tarleton State University & shows no key values that most Tarleton Texans pride themselves upon. Janet Schmelzer shows no respect to her students or the beautiful University she works for. Do NOT take this lady unless you wish to sit through a semester of hell.
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: HIST1301
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Assignments are excessive. Must post a main discussion post and respond to 15 other people for every chapter. Quizzes are relatively easy. Tests are long, but because this is an online class, you can just look up the answers. Schmelzer is not very nice or helpful, and due dates are not flexible.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: HIST1302
  • Grade Received: F
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
The strictest professor I have ever had. Believes students lie regarding why assignments are missed. Had death occur where I was responsible for handling matters and unable to log in to do work and teacher did not care. Does not care what is happening in your life, she will not give any flexibility. Recommend taking this class at your local CC.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: HIST1301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Extremely tough grader and only one day to do several assignments. She expects you to know everything about History and then criticizes your answers. Rude with her feedback, will not take her again.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: HIST1301
  • Grade Received: WD
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Worst Professor I've ever had. Tests & Quizzes are only open 1 day. A discussion is assigned for each ch. You have one day to post your initial answer to her question. Then you must make 15 well-thought responses to others comments within 2 days. Very Rude. No make-ups. Terrible Prof. Dropped after two weeks.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: HIST1301
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Your total grade is made up of 3 tests. The tests are made up of 2 essays and 5 short answers questions. You have exactly 1 hour to finish it. Attendance is mandatory. If you miss 6 classes, she will fail you. Her instruction is lecture style. No technological devices at all. Read the book cover to cover and pay attention to lecture.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: HIST1302
  • Grade Received: B
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Class has three parts: Discussions, Quizzes & Tests. The quizzes and test were easy considering they were open book and note. The discussions were hard. She is a REALLY tough grader on these. You will never know where you stand in the course because she takes forever to grade. Its the last day and I have 5 outstanding grades.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: HIST1302
  • Grade Received: D-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Let's just say she had a full class at the beginning of this semester but the second we got back our one of only three test (with no homework or quiz grades ever taken) there are now 13 people in the class. Her grading methods are bad.
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: HIST1301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Asked for help and got none.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: 1301
  • Grade Received: C+
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
terrible teacher do not get her
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: 1301
  • Grade Received: Not sure yet
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
3 test a semester including the final. Long lectures. No laptops, no phones, assigned seats, no hats, no recorders for lecture, no getting up to go to the bathroom, no talking, no hats! She gets irritated when you ask questions. Test are essay test so be prepared to write an essay on all term given in class(300+). Worst professor I have ever had.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: 1302
  • Grade Received: B+
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I would not recommend taking her if you are not good at keeping up with assignments. While the class was fairly straight forward, she was terrible at responding to questions. She only gives you 1 day to do 2 assignments and you have 2 assignments per day. 90% of testquiz answers can be found online, though.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: HIST1302
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
This class was awful. Not really hard but tons of busywork. You're assigned a discussion topic and have to write your own answer plus reply at least 15 times to other people for full credit. Quizzes were easy but tests were 100 questions in 90 min. You have 24 hrs for quizzes and tests. No flexibility.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: HIST1301
  • Grade Received: D
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Our entire class average was based on three exam grades. Thats it! The exams are ALL essay questions and don't expect to see powerpoint presentations in class. She just talks the whole time. It was a very difficult class. PS: She takes attendance every day and has assigned seating within the front half of the class. No technology allowed either.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: HIST1301
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is by far the rudest ladyprofessor I have ever met. For your own sake don't take her class you will dread going every single time.
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